The best way to profit from Bitcorn:

Buy the domain "crypto.com" in 1993.

During that quarter century the "dotcom" era came and went, but for whatever reason, I held on to the domain as basically a personal home, a kind of Internet version of the little house increasingly enveloped by skyscrapers in Pixar's Up. (You kids can get off my lawn now, please.) [...]

Last month, I reached an agreement to sell the domain. I have no idea what the new owner plans to use it for beyond what I read in the trade press, and I have no financial stake in their business. The details will have to stay confidential, but I will say that I'm satisfied with the outcome and that it involved neither tulips nor international postal reply coupons.

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5 Responses:

  1. Hoping someone artistic draws Matt as Carl from "Up" sitting in his chair.

  2. tfb says:

    In about 2000 I remmber talking to a lawyer who was involved in the sale of a .com domain for some stupid amount of money. I just had a look and 'As of 22nd March, 2013 [...] no longer offers new savings products.' So I guess thar's at least 12 years more than this will last.

  3. Kyzer says:

    This makes me irrationally angry. Think of the link rot! Also, why would a noted crypto advocate not use HTTPS for their website‽

    I imagine he can't hear me over the sound of all that money.

  4. Perry Metzger says:

    Also, why would a noted crypto advocate not use HTTPS for their website‽

    Because Matt has no hosting that he considers secure enough for private key storage and anything you can read from his site is public, plus, given the fact that only his site uses that IP, you can't easily conceal that you're reading his site without Tor or the like, so he explicitly made the decision not to do https. He's written about that in public. You can argue with it, but it's not irrational.

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